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Last week, I wrote about the experiences I have had during my year of service and what brought me to AmeriCorps VISTA. Now, I would like to tell you how you too can join a 50-year-old program dedicated to ending poverty in your community. In 2016-2017, United Way of Greenville County will host the VISTA Bridges program, which will be aimed at lifting people out of poverty and supporting...

Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 Related:

“Order up!” I shouted at the top of my lungs, screaming at the bartender to come collect the plates I had just prepared and take them to the bar. It was approaching midnight, and I was tired. I had graduated from Furman University a year earlier, but was still working at the job that I had taken...

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 Related:

Rushing through the hallways of United Ministries, two dozen leaders from some of the top businesses in our community are learning first-hand the struggles that working families go through in Greenville County. The scene is something akin the “The Amazing Race,” with small groups of people moving from office to office holding note cards that tell them who they “are” — a recently homeless single mother with a 12-year-old son, or a middle-aged veteran...

Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Related:

Earlier this month, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Christian Soura, other state officials and leaders from the private sector announced the nation’s first Pay for Success project aimed at improving health outcomes for mothers and children living in poverty, and the first Pay for Success project of any type in the South.

The South Carolina...

Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Related: Education

Erin Hagan, an AmeriCorps member serving in Boiling Springs at Upstate Family Resource Center, has an incredible story to share. Embodying the AmeriCorps motto, Erin proved that we are all able to “get things done!” when we go that extra mile for our community.

AmeriCorps is an opportunity provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service for people of all backgrounds to give a year of service to their community. The AmeriCorps...

Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 Related: Education

VITA wants to take the hassle out of tax season.

If your family makes less than $54,000 a year, then a volunteer certified tax preparer can help file your tax return this season and make sure you get the biggest possible refund.

For free.

Nearly 300 dedicated volunteers make up VITA (Volunteer Income Tax...

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Related: Financial Stability

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